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eThekwini Municipality’s annual Weedbuster Week was held at the Durban Botanic Gardens on the 2ndof October 2013 and was attended by just over 100 people. This annual event aims to facilitate interaction and knowledge sharing between various municipal departments and other organizations involved with IAP control. This year the event focussed on biological control with…
The Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department (EPCPD) have updated and redesigned the well-known “Beautiful but Dangerous” posters and these are available for distribution to various interested parties. In addition, the Department has also designed and produced easy-to-use flashcards. These flashcards replicate the information in the posters but are more durable, and are easier to…
The Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, gave a speech on the occasion of celebrating eighteen years of the Working for Water Programme and International WeedBuster Day in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, on 16 October 2013:
The City has released water hyacinth hopper insects into Zeekoevlei to help control the spread of invasive water hyacinth - Cape Town and South Africa’s worst aquatic weed.
To celebrate International WeedBuster Day (16 October, 2013), the Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, joined scientists, invasion biologists and conservation officers at Rhodes University in Grahamstown to launch a new plant hopper insect (Megamelus scutellaris) which will help control the spread of invasive water hyacinth, the world’s worst aquatic weed,…
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